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Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
Chuang-tzu

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 19th 2020

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.
Soren Kierkegaard

22 Comments CherryPie on Mar 16th 2020

The Church of St. Augustine is located in one of the loveliest corners of Taormina. We are talking of the famous Piazza IX Aprile reached along the equally famous Corso Umberto that runs through the city of Taormina. From here you can admire the Gulf of Taormina and the imposing profile of Etna which dominates [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 1st 2020

The square is known for the breathtaking view of the azure Ionian Sea and of the Mount Etna.
Lined with pricey cafés and brimming with visitors and caricature artists, it’s the best place to sit back with a cappuccino and enjoy the relaxed resorty ambience of Taormina.
The square was named after the 9th of April, 1860, [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jan 31st 2020

This church, dedicated to St. Joseph, is located next to the Clock Tower and faces out onto Piazza IX Aprile. A double staircase, with a balustrade of Syracuse stone, leads up to the entrance.
The gable façade in the baroque style, has a large central portal that leads into the church, and two small side portals, of which the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2020

The first part of this medieval palace was built in the 10th century, when Arabs conquered the city from Byzantine Imperium. It was a cube-shaped tower that was used for defending the town.
The tower was extended in the 13rd and 14th century assuming the current characteristic mix of styles: Arabic (the tower), Norman (the fifteenth-century hall where the Parliamentary [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2020

MUSCÀ – The Museum of Sicilian Cart invites you to discover its exclusive collection of Sicilian carts. A true icon of island folklore that arouses the curiosity of anyone who visits this land. Immerse yourself in keys, spindles and harnesses that will make you take a trip in the most authentic Sicilian tradition. The exhibition [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 20th 2020

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